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General Duty Nurse Women's Substance Use Program

As part of the provincial mental health services continuum, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services provides a diverse range of specialized, "one-of-a-kind" tertiary level mental health services to residents across all geographic areas in BC. These include Adult/Geriatric and Neuropsychiatry Services located at Riverview Hospital, Adult Forensic Psychiatric Services located at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital plus six regional clinics, and Child and Youth Mental Health Services located at BC Children’s Hospital. In addition to direct services, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services acts as a support and resource to service providers across the province, and contributes to research and education.



BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.



General Duty Nurse, Women’s Substance Use Program


Casual / Relief


$31.71 to $41.63 per hour


4480 Oak Street – Vancouver BC



Provides and coordinates nursing care services such as patient assessment, patient and family teaching, and health promotion activities for female clients with substance dependence, concurrent disorder and chronic disease and their families, consistent with established policies, standards of practice and philosophy at British Columbia’s Children & Women’s Hospital and BC Mental Health & Addictions Services as well as with established protocols.



Example of Duties/Accountabilities:



  • Maintains client records by performing activities such as collecting and documenting information including health care information regarding clients and their families, nursing observations, telephone communications, interventions, teaching and care evaluations to ensure that client records are current and complete.

  • Plans direct care for the female clients by performing activities such as reviewing client/family history, developing a care plan specific for the client, and meeting with other members of the health care team to discuss and review the care plan.

  • Provides direct patient care and collaborates with other members of the health care team to evaluate patient care in the residential treatment setting by methods such as assessing client health status, observing, monitoring and evaluating client progress, symptoms and behavioural changes, reorganizing priorities, and managing clients medication as required. Performs CPR as required.

  • Teaches clients and their family by providing and explaining information, demonstrating procedures and use of equipment, checking the learner’s use of procedures, techniques and equipment and evaluating the effectiveness of the selected teaching methods.

  • Identifies own learning needs, reviews these with the Nursing Supervisor, or delegate, and engages in a variety of activities to meet these needs.

  • Participates in the orientation and continuing education of staff and students by preceptoring and role-modeling.


Qualifications



Education, Training and Experience




  • Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC).

  • Graduation from a recognized diploma program in Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing.

  • One (1) year of recent, related nursing experience in substance use and mental health care setting, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. This job requires that the incumbent be female.

  • CPR Training – Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) – Level 1.


Skills and Abilities



  • Knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of substance dependence, behavioural, social emotional and mental health/psychiatric problems in women.

  • Knowledge of developmental theory.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  • Demonstrated ability to relate effectively to women with substance dependence and their families.

  • Demonstrated ability to participate as a member of an interdisciplinary care team, work independently, and function as a nursing resource.

  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to unexpected events, problem-solve, and deal with conflict.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize work.

  • Demonstrated ability to teach and provide effective consultation.

  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

  • Ability to operate related Equipment.


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Location Information

Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada